ERIC ED436680: Focus on Basics, 1999.
Publication date 1999
Topics ERIC Archive, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Educational Change, Educational Research, Intelligence Tests, Learning Processes, Multiple Intelligences, Professional Development, Research Utilization, Standards, Teacher Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Instruction,
This volume consists of four issues that present best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used. Issue 1(A) on adult multiple intelligences has seven articles: "MI (Multiple Intelligences), the GED (General Educational Development), and Me (Martha Jean); "Understanding Multiple Intelligences: The Theory behind the Practice" (Juile Viens); "'I Can't Learn This!' An MI Route around Resistance" (Wendy Quinones, Betsy Cornwell); "Adding a Dimension to Career Counseling" (Jean Mantzaris); "Emerging Themes in Adult Multiple Intelligences Research" (Silja Kallenbach); "Putting Theory into Practice" (Terri Coustan, Lezlie Rocka); and "Multiple Assessments for MI" (Meg Costanzo, Diane Paxton). Seven articles in Issue 2(B) on accountability are as follows: "Learners First" (Shirley Wright); "Performance Accountability: For What? To Whom? And How?" (Juliet Merrifield); "Nationwide Accountability: The National Reporting System" (Barbara Garner); "Guiding Improvement: Pennsylvania's Odyssey" (Cheryl Keenan); "Accountability in a Multi-Faceted Program" (Jan Goethel, Carol Gabler); "Translating Vision into Reality" (Agnes Precure); and "Voices of Learners: Learner-Identified Impacts Study" (Barbara Garner). Issue 3(C) has seven articles on standards-based education: "A User's Guide to Standards-Based Educational Reform: From Theory to Practice" (Regie Stites); "Articulating Learning with Equipped for the Future (EFF) Standards" (Jane J. Meyer); "Equipped for the Future: The Evolution of a Standards-Based Approach to System Reform" (Sondra Stein); "Confessions of a Reluctant Standard-Bearer" (Jim Carabell); "Teaching to the Math Standards with Adult Learners" (Esther D. Leonelli); "Standards at the State Level" (Barbara Garner); and "Documenting Outcomes." Eight articles in Issue 4(D) on writing instruction include the following: "The Power of Writing, the Writing of Power" (Elsa Auerbach); "How I Wish I Was Taught to Write" (Thanh Bui); "Using Research on Writing" (Marilyn K. Gillespie); "What's Right Rather than Wrong" (Rebecca Garland); "Why I Like Writing in My Journal" (Chhoeup Chhoeun); "The Assumptions We Make: How Learners and Teachers Understand Writing" (Mary Russell); "Seven Easy Pieces: Writing Activities for Beginning ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Learners" (Shirley Brod); and "Home Literacy Practices." (YLB)
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